Environment and Development

University of Copenhagen

24 months
14780 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Environment and Development programme at the University of Copenhagen is an internationally oriented where your primary focus is the sustainable development of forests, agriculture, and foods in developing countries. 


The Environment and Development programme at the University of Copenhagen will teach you how to merge the social and natural sciences. 

The programme practices field-based and research-based learning, giving you a holistic and realistic understanding of critical aspects of agricultural development – from soil fertility management to rural livelihood strategies.

The study programme allows you to specialize within crops and foods, forestry and natural resource management, food science, animal husbandry, nutrition or development economics.

Career opportunities

The programme gives you career opportunities within the development in developing countries. As an MSc in Environment and Development, you can, among other things:

  • become a consultant in a Danish or international organization specializing in the development and/or food, e.g. Danida, the UN’s environment, and agriculture organizations UNEP and FAO or the EU.
  • work within research in Denmark or at an international research institution, e.g. at universities, CGIAR institutions, and government research institutions.
  • work in a private company dealing with tropical foods and environment.
  • find employment with one of the many organizations focusing on developing countries. Recent graduates from the programme are, for example, working with the Red Cross, Fairtrade, CARE, DanChurchAid, and Save the Children, Denmark.
  • find employment with companies engaging in fair trade, ecology and global trade, e.g. certification, labeling, purchasing, and sales.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practising Interdisciplinarity
  • Thematic Course: Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management 
  • Plant Infection and Disease Management
  • Tropical Crop Production
  • Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  • Planning Interdisciplinary Research
  • Agroforestry
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development Pathways

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Environment and Development.
  • The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7390 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester


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